• The HR Specialist - Print Newsletter
  • HR Specialist: Employment Law
  • The HR LAW Weekly
  • The HR Weekly

Productivity / Performance

It’s your call: You decide which rules are critical

03/26/2020
A basic principle of employment law is that employers—not employees—get to decide how workers are supposed to do their jobs.

Make sure employees have the tools they need to work from home

03/24/2020
As concerns over the coronavirus continue to mount, many companies now require employees to work from home. To maximize productivity during this challenging time, employers must ensure that workers have what they need to function in a remote environment.

Poll: Coronavirus effect on work may depend on pay

03/24/2020
Highly paid employees feel the effects of the coronavirus crisis in very different ways than low-wage workers, according to a new Harris poll.

Work-life balance: The times they are a-changin’

02/14/2020
The current trends of work-life balance, and what managers can do to accommodate.

Thoroughly document poor performance

01/28/2020
Carefully document everything you do as soon as you start disciplining an employee for poor performance. You may need those records later if the employee claims some kind of discrimination.

Fewer than half have option to work remotely

01/28/2020
Before embracing remote work as an option in your organization, know what you’re getting into. You’ll need to manage three kinds of telecommuting risks: workplace safety, time tracking and compliance with local laws.

Tailor your engagement strategy to each generation

01/23/2020
Employers are wisely shifting their priorities and resources to improving engagement. However, most organizations fail to take generational differences into account.

Document poor performance, reasons for discipline

01/17/2020
Always document how employees perform and how you handle discipline. If an employee isn’t doing her job to your expectations, create detailed notes describing exactly what she’s doing wrong.

Employer doesn’t have to prove poor performance

01/17/2020
When it comes to whether an em­­ployee is meeting employer expectations, courts almost never look closely at the specifics of that performance. If the employer honestly believes the worker isn’t doing her job, the court won’t second guess.

Determining staff workload

01/10/2020
What’s a reasonable workload for a given position? Your employee should be able to maintain high-quality work, produce the necessary output, and be challenged but not overly stressed. Consider these factors.